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Gail Kearns

Gail Kearns - Editor

Santa Barbara, CA, United States

I am President of To Press & Beyond, a full-service book shepherding agency.

Overview

I'm a self-proclaimed Book Sherpa, a twenty-year veteran working with indie publishers, and I've also co-authored The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing New Age Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Book Sherpa

Self-employed
June, 1997 – Present (over 20 years)

My mission is to serve as your personal Book Sherpa, guiding you through the process of bringing your book project to life and making it a resounding success. During my 20 years as president of To Press & Beyond, I have worked with well over 400 authors and independent publishers worldwide.

Together with my highly experienced team of book shepherd experts, we are a boutique agency that provides handholding with a smile. Beyond helping with the nuts and bolts of producing a book, we assist you in honing your message, positioning your title, and building your brand. We go out of our way to make sure our clients are more than satisfied with the outcome. Tell us about your project; we are here to help you make it happen.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare (Night Buddies: Adventures after Lights Out Book 1)

Sands Hetherington

When pineapple cheesecakes start disappearing from the world's only Pineapple Cheesecake Factory across town, Crosley, a zany red crocodile, enlists the help of young John Degraffenreidt to straighten things out. In this adventure-fantasy, the unlikely pair sneaks out of John's house by becoming invisible, thanks to the I-ain't-here doodad Crosley uses from the bunch of whatchamacallits hangin... read more

When pineapple cheesecakes start disappearing from the world's only Pineapple Cheesecake Factory across town, Crosley, a zany red crocodile, enlists the help of young John Degraffenreidt to straighten things out. In this adventure-fantasy, the unlikely pair sneaks out of John's house by becoming invisible, thanks to the I-ain't-here doodad Crosley uses from the bunch of whatchamacallits hangin... read more

Going to the Park (Liv on Life)

Elizabeth Gorcey

Going to the Park is the first title in the Liv On Life Children's Book Series (LOL), which features Olivia (aka Liv) and her best friend, Bowie, a Boxer dog. Liv is the go-to-girl for kids and parents looking for advice on how to navigate our modern, technological world. Going to the Park tells the story of Liv and Bowie recognizing that mom and dad need a break from the stresses of work. Liv... read more

Going to the Park is the first title in the Liv On Life Children's Book Series (LOL), which features Olivia (aka Liv) and her best friend, Bowie, a Boxer dog. Liv is the go-to-girl for kids and parents looking for advice on how to navigate our modern, technological world. Going to the Park tells the story of Liv and Bowie recognizing that mom and dad need a break from the stresses of work. Liv... read more

Benito's Gambit

Ronald R Koegler

In this exciting sequel to "Chasing the Stargazer" the author sends Don Carter to Sicily where Benito convinces him he should run for the United States Senate with help from Benito's money. Back in the United States Don is targeted by a hit-man sent by the stargazer. He begins an uphill battle for the Senate seat. Set in 1985-86 as the Iran-Contra scandal was developing, the newspapers unearth... read more

In this exciting sequel to "Chasing the Stargazer" the author sends Don Carter to Sicily where Benito convinces him he should run for the United States Senate with help from Benito's money. Back in the United States Don is targeted by a hit-man sent by the stargazer. He begins an uphill battle for the Senate seat. Set in 1985-86 as the Iran-Contra scandal was developing, the newspapers unearth... read more

Only The Dead

Ronald R. Koegler

Vice President Donald Carter secretly approved the arrest of the 9/11 hijackers who had been possibly expecting virgins and heavenly bliss. The arrest infuriated a paranoid President Franklin, obsessed with invading Iraq. He demanded a treason trial, but after the trial started the President had a major stroke; Don became acting president. Only the Dead twists and turns on its way to a bloody ... read more

Vice President Donald Carter secretly approved the arrest of the 9/11 hijackers who had been possibly expecting virgins and heavenly bliss. The arrest infuriated a paranoid President Franklin, obsessed with invading Iraq. He demanded a treason trial, but after the trial started the President had a major stroke; Don became acting president. Only the Dead twists and turns on its way to a bloody ... read more

The Tilted Truth

Ken Boehs

The Tilted Truth: book # 1 of the trilogy Desire is a Vicious Mistress Casino-owner Barry Vador and his half-sister, Electra, swindle their friend, family man Adam Symansky, out of his life savings. Unaware that Barry is a government informant, Adam is quickly drawn into a web of manipulation, sex, and clandestine operations. CIA spymaster Ben Kloes and FBI Special Agent Caterina “Cat” Morella... read more

The Tilted Truth: book # 1 of the trilogy Desire is a Vicious Mistress Casino-owner Barry Vador and his half-sister, Electra, swindle their friend, family man Adam Symansky, out of his life savings. Unaware that Barry is a government informant, Adam is quickly drawn into a web of manipulation, sex, and clandestine operations. CIA spymaster Ben Kloes and FBI Special Agent Caterina “Cat” Morella... read more

It's Not All About Money: Memoirs of a Private Banker

Hans J. Baer

In his memoir, Hans J. Baer reveals the drive and emotions behind one of the most distinguished careers in swiss banking in the twentieth century. During his almost sixty-year career as manager of the Julius Baer Group, he helped develop it into one of the largest independent wealth managers in Switzerland. When scandal involving the dormant accounts of Jews murdered in the Third Reich rocked ... read more

In his memoir, Hans J. Baer reveals the drive and emotions behind one of the most distinguished careers in swiss banking in the twentieth century. During his almost sixty-year career as manager of the Julius Baer Group, he helped develop it into one of the largest independent wealth managers in Switzerland. When scandal involving the dormant accounts of Jews murdered in the Third Reich rocked ... read more

Howling in Mesopotamia: An Iraqi-American Memoir

Haider Ala Hamoudi

ON JULY 14, 2003, I left Kuwait on a C-130 transport plane bound for Baghdad, the city of my ancestors and a place I had not been for thirteen years. Two nations could legitimately claim me as their native son. The first was the United States, where I was born and raised. The second was Iraq.So begins this groundbreaking memoir of hope and hardship. Hamoudi spent two years living in Iraq outsi... read more

ON JULY 14, 2003, I left Kuwait on a C-130 transport plane bound for Baghdad, the city of my ancestors and a place I had not been for thirteen years. Two nations could legitimately claim me as their native son. The first was the United States, where I was born and raised. The second was Iraq.So begins this groundbreaking memoir of hope and hardship. Hamoudi spent two years living in Iraq outsi... read more

The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook: Amazing Meals Straight from Your Campfire!

Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran, Denise Woolery

The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves to camp in style and enjoys delicious food prepared in the great outdoors. On one camping trip, Gourmet Girls Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran and Denise Woolery, aka The Gourmet Girls On Fire, decided there was a need for a camping cookbook that appealed to an audience who refused to eat canned beans and weenies just because ... read more

The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves to camp in style and enjoys delicious food prepared in the great outdoors. On one camping trip, Gourmet Girls Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran and Denise Woolery, aka The Gourmet Girls On Fire, decided there was a need for a camping cookbook that appealed to an audience who refused to eat canned beans and weenies just because ... read more

Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery

David Michael Fawcett

Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery provides insight for gay men struggling with the issues of sex and recovery, and for the professionals who work with them. The reader is equipped not only with essential information on the problems of drugs and sexuality, but also with solutions in the form of tools and resources that will support him along his path. The book is unique... read more

Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery provides insight for gay men struggling with the issues of sex and recovery, and for the professionals who work with them. The reader is equipped not only with essential information on the problems of drugs and sexuality, but also with solutions in the form of tools and resources that will support him along his path. The book is unique... read more

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